Measuring distance to the SDG targets – Chile

Based on 99 available indicators allowing a coverage of 79 of the 169 SDG targets, Chile has currently achieved 9 of the 2030 targets, and some of the remaining distances to targets are small (Figure 2.9). For example, Chile has already achieved the targets on neonatal, infant and maternal mortality (targets 3.1 and 3.2), access to electricity and land area covered by trees (measuring targets 7.1 and 15.1). However, a significant number of challenges remain; Chile is still very far (i.e. more than 3 standardised distances away) from meeting 18% of the targets. These include road traffic fatalities, teenage pregnancies (targets 3.6 and 3.7), and basic proficiency in numeracy skills (targets 4.1 and 4.6).

Figure 2.9. Chile’s distance from achieving 79 SDG targets
Figure 2.9. Chile’s distance from achieving 79 SDG targets

Note: The chart shows current level of achievement on each available target. The longer the bar, the shorter the distance still to be travelled to reach 2030 target (dotted circle). Targets are clustered by goal, and goals are clustered by the “5Ps” of the 2030 Agenda (outer circle).

Source: See www.oecd.org/sdd/OECD-Measuring-Distance-to-SDGs-Targets-Metadata.pdf for detailed metadata.

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The Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets Study is intended as an analytical tool to assist countries in identifying strengths and weaknesses across the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda, and as such differs in nature from Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) or other reporting processes. To ensure international comparability, indicators used in the Study are based on the UN Global List of Indicators on SDGs and are sourced from the UN SDG Database and OECD databases. VNRs typically use national indicators that reflect national circumstances and can be more up-to-date.

Figure 2.10, Panel A shows that Chile is on average closest to reaching goals on Oceans, Energy, and Cities (goals 14, 7 and 11). On the other hand, Chile is furthest from goals pertaining to People (in particular goals on Food, Education, Gender Equality), as well as goals on Sustainable Production, Economy and Reducing Inequality (goals 12, 8 and 10). Relative to the OECD average, Chile outperforms on Oceans and Energy (goals 14 and 7). Conversely, Chile is relatively further away on goals such as Sustainable Production and Biodiversity (goals 12 and 15), as well as on goals relating to People and Prosperity (in particular goals 1 on Poverty Eradication, 2 on Food, 3 on Health, 4 on Education, 8 on Economy, 9 on Infrastructure and 10 on Reducing Inequality). However, considerable effort by the international statistical community will be key to fill the data gaps and allow a more accurate assessment (see Figure 2.10, Panel B). For example, if missing data were available on Sustainable Production, Oceans and Reducing Inequality (goals 12, 14 and 10), Chile’s performance on Planet and Prosperity could change from current assessments.

Figure 2.10. Chile’s distance from targets and data coverage, by goal
Figure 2.10. Chile’s distance from targets and data coverage, by goal

Note: Panel A shows the average distance the country needs to travel to reach each SDG. Distances are measured in standardised units (see Chapter 3 for details) with 0 indicating that the level for 2030 has already been attained: and 3 is the distance most OECD countries have already travelled. Bars show the average country performance against all targets under the relevant Goal for which data are available, and diamonds show the OECD average. Whiskers show uncertainties due to missing data, ranging from assuming that missing indicators are all 3 standardised distances from the 2030 target level to assuming that they are already at the target level. Panel B shows the share of targets covered by at least one indicator out of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda, according to the 17 goals and 5Ps.

Source: See www.oecd.org/sdd/OECD-Measuring-Distance-to-SDGs-Targets-Metadata.pdf for detailed metadata.

 StatLink http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933963044

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